'Russia-Brexit Collusion' Narrative Collapses After UK Authorities Reveal Moscow-Allied Org Spent Just 73p on Ads
The Russia conspiracy narrative pushed by EU loyalists has been dealt a heavy blow in Britain, after social media giant Facebook revealed that an alleged Kremlin "troll farm" spent just 73 pence on referendum ads.
The embarrassing reveal follows aninvestigation by the Electoral Commission, the supposedly independent elections regulator criticised as "unfit" by Leave campaigners for its links to the European Union and partisan political entities.
"We strongly support the [Electoral] Commission's efforts to regulate and enforce political campaign finance rules in the United Kingdom, and we take the Commission's request very seriously," Facebook wrote in a letter seen by theTelegraph.
"Further to your request, we have examined whether any of the identified Internet Research Agency (IRA) pages or account profiles funded advertisements to audiences in the United Kingdom during the regulated period for the EU Referendum.
"We have determined that these accounts associated with the IRA spent a small amount of money ($0.97) on advertisements that delivered to UK audiences during that time.advertisement
"This amount resulted in three advertisements (each of which were also targeted to US audiences and concerned immigration, not the EU referendum) delivering approximately 200 impressions to UK viewers over four days in May 2016. '
Three advertisements, costing £0.73 and delivering approximately 200 UK impressions. You'd think that an unbiased news reporting organisation would report this news, and you'd be right. That's why the BBC isn't reporting this news, they are institutionally pro EU and all but campaign for the UK's continued membership of the EU.
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